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A man falls to his death from the balcony of his penthouse apartment. Two reporters fighting over the scoop start to uncover a sinister plot.
You can find out more about this film on its IMDB page.
This movie is part of the collection: Feature Films
Director: Albert Ray
Producer: M.H. Hoffman Jr.
Production Company: Allied Pictures Corporation
Audio/Visual: sound, black & white
Keywords: murder; reporters; Ginger Rogers; Lyle Talbot
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Subject: Worth Watching for Ginger Rogers
I like Ginger Rogers in just about anything, so it doesn't take much for me to crank up one of her movies. This one is ok, not great, but reasonably good for it's genre. Pretty good direction. Did I mention that I like Ginger Rogers?
Dark Moon -
Subject: That tapdancing, raining, typing sound
Subject: A shriek in the night
Always loved Ginger. Not great movie, but fun. Was caught off guard with the (uncredited) appearance of Don Ameche as Eddie at the morgue. Not great, but fun and that's what I needed tonight.
Subject: ok movie
ok mystery movie. I thought the tap dancing sound was actually typewriters. like maybe they were still typing up the script as they were filming it.
I'll never look at a janitor the same way.
Subject: Apartment for rent, cheap
Not really a who-done-it in the sense there are a lot of clues the audience can use to solve the crime. Nevertheless it's an okay murder mystery with a high body count and a good cast led by Ginger Rogers and Lyle Talbot of "Plan 9" infamy. The great Louise Beavers makes two brief appearances, as a maid of course. The snappy screenplay serves up a lot of wisecracks - a few of which are actually funny. A good effort all around that at times suffers from uneven direction. Still, there is more than enough here to please classic mystery fans and casual viewers. FOOTNOTES: Rogers and Talbot are also paired in the seriocomic who-done-it, "The Thirteenth Guest." Lyle Talbot appeared in more than 400 feature films.
Albert Schlef -
Cute movie. Though there's something in the ending that's a bit buffling.
Subject: a fun mystery!!
i really enjoyed this movie. its a fun little mystery that you'll wanna watch! oh and at certain parts when no ones talkin it does sound like tap dancing. but other times to me it sounds like rain, like falling off a roof. but it didnt bother me...i just thought of it like another mystery :)
Subject: Shot on a Tap dancing stage?
The movie was okay, but there was quite a bit of tap dancing in the background when dialogue was scarce. I wonder if this film shared a soundstage with a tap dance troupe. Was'nt that impressed with the ending.
Subject: Silly entertainment
This makes an enjoyable double bill with 'The Thirteenth Guest'. Both star Ginger Rogers and Lyle Talbot, and have the same director, Albert Ray.
The story is an entertaining investigative mystery. It has many light moments to offset the seriousness parts and a surprise ending (the butler didn't do it). This flick is well worth the time to watch.